I have been a long-time follower of RiotACT and I always enjoy reading the commentary of Canberrans (especially ‘the regulars’ who I feel bring a balanced outlook to some heady topics).
I noticed tonight that there is one topic that always get a very strong response and that is one that appears under “Education” and relates to bullying. Clearly this topic compels people to respond. One type of ‘poster’ has a child who is a victim of bullying, the second ‘poster’ has had first hand experience, and the third ‘poster’ has worked in the educational arena and has experienced the machinations of a system trying to deal with bullies.
Clearly the anti-bullying campaign is not working and a departmental solution does not seem to be on the horizon. Interestingly, the collective knowledge of all the ‘posters’ leads me to believe that we could actually make a difference to the way that bullying is dealt with in all ACT schools.
Can we use ‘people-power’ to really make a difference in how bullying is handled in ACT schools? I think we can. With this in mind, how many ‘posters’ would be interested in forming a working party to eradicate bullying in schools? I am happy to co-ordinate…